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Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) 2013

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The Joint Admission Test (JAM) to Master of Science (M.Sc.) is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology - IITs for admission to M.Sc., Master of Computer Application (MCA) and other post-bachelor of science (B.Sc.) programs offered at the various departments of different Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

This year admission will also be available to the M.Sc. in Mathematics & Scientific Computing at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT Allahabad) and the Integrated Ph.D. Programs at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc). An interview may be required for admission to IISc, Bangalore, IIT Bombay and IIT Kanpur. A new test paper on Biological Sciences has also been added for JAM 2013.

In a given academic year, any one of the IITs take the responsibility for conducting the JAM test. IITs offer post graduate education in different disciplines of basic and applied sciences.

These institutes have been administering JAM since 2004 for admission to M.Sc. and other Post B.Sc. courses. The main objective of the JAM test is to encourage science as a career option.

IIT JAM 2013 will be administered by IIT Delhi. On the basis of performance in IIT JAM 2013, candidates shall be admitted to postgraduate programs of the following IITs:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp)
  6. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubhaneswar (IITBBS)
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN)
  10. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)
  11. Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI)

IIT JAM 2013 Important Dates

Issue of application forms and information brochure



20 September 2012

Commencement of online registration

20 September 2012

Last date for online application

23 October 2012

Last date for receipt of finished application form and Demand Draft

30 October 2012

Last date for change of category request

6 December 2012

IIT JAM 2013 Exam date

10 February 2013

Announcement of results

10 April 2013

The morning test session will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and includes the test papers in Biological Sciences, Computer Applications, Chemistry, Geophysics and Mathematical Statistics. The second test session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. includes the sections on Biotechnology, Geology, Mathematics and Physics. You may take one or both test papers.

After the announcement of results in April, interviews for IISc, IITB and IITK will take place in mid-May. The declaration of the first admission list is on 31 May 2013 at 17:00 and the second admission will be announced on 24 June 2013 at 17:00.

IIT JAM 2013 Exam Pattern

Test Papers for Biological Sciences (BL), Biotechnology (BT) and Computer Applications (CA) have fully objective questions. The negative markings for wrong answers are a deduction of 1/3. Other test papers for the exam are objective-cum-descriptive type. Your answers must be entered on an Objective Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening appropriate bubbles with a blank ink ballpoint pen. The test is evaluated electronically, so it is imperative that candidates follow instructions carefully.

For the other six test papers, the booklet has multiple choice questions (MCQ), fill in the blank and descriptive questions. The weightages are 20 percent, 30 percent and 50 percent, respectively. For objective questions, a correct answer earns two marks and a negative answer deducts 0.5 marks. Fill in the blank questions do not have a negative marking.

IIT JAM 2013 Previous Question Papers

Download the JAM 2013 question paper.

IIT JAM 2013 Syllabus

For the syllabus in any subject: Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Applications, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Physics, visit the IIT Delhi JAM site under Syllabus.

IIT JAM Exam Centres

JAM 2013 shall be administered in various IIT Zones, a list of test centres is given here.

  • IIT Bombay Zone: Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune, Vadodara
  • IIT Delhi Zone: Delhi Central, Delhi East, Delhi North, Delhi South, Delhi West, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur
  • IIT Guwahati Zone: Agartala, Asansol, Bhagalpur, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
  • IIT Kanpur Zone: Agra, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
  • IIT Kharagpur Zone: Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam
  • IIT Madras Zone: Chennai North, Chennai South, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kadapa, Madurai, Nellore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli
  • IIT Roorkee Zone: Amritsar, Chandigarh, Haldwani, Jammu, Kurukshetra, Noida, Roorkee, Shimla
  • IISc, Bangalore Zone: Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mangalore

Programmable calculators are not allowed in the test centre.

IIT JAM 2013 Application Fee

Category: General/Other Backward Classes (OBC)

  • Gender: Male
  • Fees For OFFLINE Application Form: Rs. 1,200/-
  • Fees For ONLINE Application: Rs. 1,100/-
  • Additional Fees For second test paper: Rs. 300/-

Category: General/OBC and Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Physically Disabled (SC/ST/PD)

  • Gender: Female
  • Fees: none

Category: SC/ST/PD

  • Gender: Male
  • Fees For OFFLINE Application Form : Rs.600/-
  • Fees for ONLINE Application: Rs.500/-
  • Additional Fees For second test paper: Rs.150/-

The Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of "Chairman JAM, IIT Delhi," payable at Delhi.

Candidates can submit the application form in two different modes: online and offline.

IIT JAM 2013 Online Application Form

Candidates must follow all instructions strictly when applying online. At the end of the process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:

  • Page 1: JAM 2013 Application Form
  • Page 2: Address Slip/ Mailing Label

Print out the entire file.

Paste your recent color photograph (3 cm X 4 cm) in the designated place on page 2. Sign where required on page 1. Paste the portion marked on page 2 on an A4-size envelope.

The completed OFFLINE/ONLINE Application Form with necessary enclosures must reach "The Organizing Chairman, JAM 2013, IIT Delhi, Block-I, Hauz Khas, NEW DELHI-110 016," on or before 30 October 2012.

IIT JAM 2013 Offline Application Form

Candidates can obtain a packet containing the Offline Application Form, Information Brochure and Envelope from designated bank branches of Canara Bank on cash payment.

Obtain SC/ST/PD Certificate (if applicable). OBC candidates do not need to send any certificate with the application form. It is required only when applying for admission.

Paste your recent photograph (3 cm X 4 cm) on the designated place of the OMR sheet. Sign the designated places on the OMR sheet. On the envelope, write the test city first choice and second choice codes, paper code(s) and your address.

The filled Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or Registered Post to reach "The Organizing Chairman, JAM 2013, IIT Delhi, Block-I, Hauz Khas, NEW DELHI-110 016" on or before 30 October 2012.

IIT JAM 2013 Programs

The following are the full-time M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes at different IITs to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2013.

  • IIT Bombay (IITB): M.Sc. programmes in Applied Geology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Informatics, Physics

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programmes in Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics, Energy, Environmental Science & Engineering, Biotechnology, Operations Resesarch, Physics

  • IIT Delhi (IITD): M.Sc. programmes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • IIT Guwahati (IITG): M.Sc. programmes in Chemistry, Mathematics & Computing and Physics
  • IIT Hyderabad (IITH): M.Sc. programmes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • IIT Kanpur (IITK): M.Sc. programmes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme in Physics.

  • IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programmes in Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • IIT Madras (IITM): M.Sc. programmes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • IIT Roorkee (IITR): M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics and Informatics, Physics

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) programmes in Geological Technology and Geophysical Technology

Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme

  • IISc Bangalore: Integrated Ph.D. programmes in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences
  • IIT Bhubhaneswar (IITBBS): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics
  • IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN): M.Sc. programmes in Chemistry and Mathematics
  • IIT Indore (IITI): M.Sc. programmes in Chemistry and Physics

JAM 2013 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for JAM 2013 should fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IITs and IISc, Bangalore.

  • A minimum of 55 percent aggregate marks (with all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, for all years) for General/OBC category candidates. At least 50 percent aggregate marks (for all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, for all years) is required for SC/ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
  • If a candidate has letter grades/CGPA rather than percentage of marks, the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).
  • All admitted candidates will need to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner. When registering, admitted candidates may have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board of the Admitting Institute. In the case that a candidate is not found to be physically fit to pursue his/her course of study, his/her admission may be cancelled.

IISc, Bangalore

  • First class marks required for General/OBC category. For SC and ST category candidates, at least second class or 50 percent aggregate marks are needed in the qualifying degree.

Please note that:

  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility requirements for admissions.
  • The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel the admission of a candidate who is found to be admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with ordinances and regulations.

Reservation of Seats

A certain number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various reserved categories, such as Scheduled Caste, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled. These seats are offered according to Government rules and regulations.

The minimum educational qualification for admission into IITs and IISc, Bangalore is given below:

M.Sc. Applied Geology (IITB, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Geology (IITKgp)/ M.Tech. Geological Technology (IITR)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Applied Geology (IITB)/Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Earth Science (IITBBS): Bachelor's degree with Geology for three years or six semesters and any two subjects in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biological Sciences. The candidate must have Mathematics at (10+2) level.

M.Sc. Applied Geophysics (IITB)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Applied Geophysics (IITB): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics and Physics as subjects for two years and at least one as a subject for three years.

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics (IITB)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research (IITB): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for a minimum of two years or four semesters.

M.Sc. Statistics (IITK): Bachelor's degree with Statistics for a minimum of two years/four semesters.

M.Sc. Biotechnology (IITB, IITR)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology (IITB):
Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science/Agriculture/Pharmacy/Veterinary/Engineering/ Medicine (MBBS). For IITB's M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology, candidates must have passed Mathematics at the (10+2) level.

M.Sc. Chemistry (IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Chemistry (IITBBS, IITKgp)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Chemistry (IITB): Bachelor's degree with Chemistry for three years or six semesters and Mathematics at the (10+2) level.

M.Sc. Mathematics (IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITH, IITK, IITM)/ M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing (IITG)/ M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (IITR)/ M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics and Informatics (IITR)/Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics (IITBBS, IITKgp)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research: Bachelor's degree with Mathematics for at least two years or four semesters.

M.Sc. Physics (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Physics (IITBBS, IITKgp)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics (IITB, IITK)/M.Sc. Physics - M.Tech. Materials Sciences (IITB): Bachelor's degree with Physics for at least two years or four semesters and Mathematics for a minimum of one year or two semesters.

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy (IITB): Bachelor's degree with either Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years or four semesters, and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year or two semesters.

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering (IITB): Bachelor's degree with one of the subjects Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics for two years or four Semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year or two semesters. Candidates should have Mathematics at the (10+2) level.

M.Tech. Geophysical Technology (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics and Physics and any of the subjects Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Electronics or Computer Science.

Master of Computer Applications [MCA] (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics for at least one year for annual system candidates, or at least two papers of Mathematics for semester system candidates.

Integrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (IISc Bangalore): Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Candidates must have passed Biology at the (10+2) Higher Secondary level.

Integrated Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences (IISc Bangalore): Bachelor of Science or equivalent with Chemistry as a subject. Candidates should have passed Mathematics at the +2 or PUC level.

Integrated Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences (IISc Bangalore): Bachelor's degree in engineering or science with mathematics for three years or six semesters.

Integrated Ph.D. in Physical Sciences (IISc Bangalore): Bachelor of Science or equivalent with Physics as a main subject.

IIT JAM Contact Details

IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016
Tel: (011) - 26591749
Fax: (011) - 26581579
E-mail: jam@admin.iitd.ac.in
Website: http://gate.iitd.ac.in/jam/



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